Parents & Faculty

Families and faculty can assist students by offering support and being open to new ideas. Allow the student to explore different career paths and realize that missteps can be a natural part of career development. Suggest visits to the CCPA early and often during their academic career.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can a student find an internship, on-campus, part-time, or summer job?

    Internships and on-campus jobs are posted in CareerConnect, as are post-graduate full-time jobs. Additional internships are listed in the Liberal Arts Career NetWORK (LACN) internship database and our industry-specific online subscriptions. Part-time jobs are posted to the student job board.

  • Will the CCPA help the student choose a major?

    Students are encouraged to talk with faculty and meet with their dean when deciding on a major. The CCPA offers resources to help students explore how potential majors can relate directly or indirectly to various career and post-graduate opportunities.

  • What is the Extern Program?

    Externs shadow a professional in their workplace during a school break to get a firsthand glimpse of a particular field of interest. Externships last anywhere from two days to two weeks.

  • How do you support students interested in graduate school?

    Haverford students are admitted to medical school, law school, and other professional schools at rates that are significantly higher than the national average, and that are comparable to those of other highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities. Haverford has a dedicated pre-med advisor as well as as pre-law advisor who is housed at the CCPA. The advisors at the CCPA also assist students with questions related to graduate and other professional schools. Students interested in pursuing PhD programs are also strongly encouraged to seek guidance from Haverford faculty in their selected discipline.

  • What do students do after they leave Haverford College?

    During their time at Haverford, students gain knowledge, experience and skills that prepare them for success in a wide variety of professional paths from business and education to public service, scientific research and technology, and so much more. About 65% of alumni attend graduate school within five years, many of them attending law school, medical school, and academic PhD programs. View the Class of 2013 Career Plans Report and our ten year post-baccalaureate summary (pdf).

  • How should I support my child's career development?

    Your son or daughter just left for (or returned to) college but doesn't seem to have a clue as to what he or she wants to major in, let alone choose as a career. Don't worry, this is not unusual, although you might wish your child had a little more sense of direction. Choosing a career is a process students need to go through—and they go through the stages of this process at different rates of speed. View our career planning timeline for parents (pdf).